Peanut Butter Button Cookies!

 

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Is it just me, or does everybody just get a hankering for a peanut butter cookie sometimes? Well I found myself in just such a mood, but when you don’t eat sugar it can be a little challenging to satisfy the Cravings of your past! Nevertheless I ventured to find a solution!… Plus, I’m always looking for things to treat my kids to even though I don’t feed them any added sugars (or juice for that matter, but that’s another story all together).

You can go here to find the original recipe http://www.veggiebalance.com/gluten-free-peanut-butter-cookies/ I adapted to be totally sugar free! I also made a version with stevia plus yacon syrup which is delicious too! Try just stevia if you are attempting to get the kids (and or yourself) used to a non sticky sweet pallet. They are surprisingly tasty despite the fact that they are not sticky sweet. If you are more like my dad and have a mega sweet tooth, you will want to try it with the_Yacon syrup_. It’s high fiber and low glycemic index, so it’s a great deal better for you than sugar and arguably a little better than just tossing some honey in there!

I tripled the original recipe, because I don’t know about you but when I make cookies I want them to last a little while! This batch makes 36 cookies!

I used my_Omega juicer_ to grind up_Quaker Oats_ (the kind you cook), because it’s cheaper than buying oat flour, and helps that thing pay for itself a little bit! you can buy oat flour if you don’t mind paying a little more, and want the cookies to look a little “smoother.”
I use_Now brand_ liquid stevia… so far it seems to be the one with the absolute least aftertaste and the very best flavor!

Here it is! Enjoy some delectable

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Peanut Butter Button Cookies!

1 cup oat four
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (Costco)
3/4 tsp baking soda
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp liquid stevia
2 tbs yacon syrup (leave this out for the less sweet option)

Preheat oven to 350°F

Mix dry ingredients

add wet ingredients and mix again

Roll into approximately 1″ balls, and flatten with a (well washed) Duplo block… It they are giving you trouble, you can always flatten by hand first, and then stamp with the duplo block!

Bake for 8-10min

Check the underside of the cookie for a slightly darkened color… If it’s not there yet, cook for a couple more minutes!

Let cool on cookie sheet for about 5-10min if you don’t want them falling apart on you!

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Enjoy!
… And let me know what you think of ’em in the comments!

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